Objectives: This course is for students currently at a high-intermediate level to develop their overall language proficiency. It will also help students distinguish formal/informal styles of Mandarin. The course language is Mandarin.
Description: Each text will be taught in four class hours (2 sessions). The first session focuses on grammar, vocabulary and the main text. Class activities of the first session include grammar/vocabulary explanation and reading comprehension exercises. The second session focuses on listening and speaking skills training. Class activities of the second session include discussion of writing assignments and listening/speaking exercises. The essays that students hand in during the semester will also be discussed in class (2 sessions during the whole semester).